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Lauren

WEBINAR (1/17): Crestwood Associates + Professional Advantage: Collections Management Bingo

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (CDT) Register Here Join Crestwood + Professional Advantage in a quick game or two of Collections Management Bingo! Learn how to improve cash flow, streamline your processes, and reduce unmanageable debt with Collections Management for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Boost efficiency by centralizing contact and collection information … Read more

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Lauren

WEBINAR (2/15): ReQlogic: Procurement Solution for Dynamics

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (CDT) Register Here   ReQlogic provides powerful automation and workflow functionalities to manage requisitions, invoicing, and employee expenses for Dynamics 365 BC, GP, NAV, and SL. Learn how you can control spend and drive efficiencies with this highly customizable procurement solution. Save your seat today and … Read more

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Stephanie

What is an ERP system? [Infographic]

ERP systems enable businesses to manage day-to-day activities through centralized and secure data. Think of it as bringing all users of the software under one roof so that everyone from the CFO to the human resources team are is unified through common processes, connectivity and insight into centralized information. We broke it out into a … Read more

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Stephanie

How do I Budget for an ERP Implementation?

When researching any business purchase, price is an important factor. But some investments are difficult to quantify with an exact dollar amount. More importantly, in the business world, cost is not directly related to value. Think of some high-priced executive salaries or inflated costs of luxury cars. Are they worth it? Maybe, maybe not.  When … Read more

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Stephanie

Three ERP Success Stories

Sometimes when starting the journey of planning an ERP implementation, it helps to read about how other companies found success working with consultants to execute the project. How do we measure success? Each project will have specific KPIs of course, but overall, a successful ERP implementation demonstrates that we’ve gone ‘live’ on time, on budget … Read more

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Bryan

When ERP Implementation Fails

You’re in the middle of a failed ERP Implementation. Now What? Staying ahead of the competition is critical for your success. With growth at the heart of your strategy, it’s likely you will undertake or have already taken on, an ERP implementation to improve and automate your business. With this endeavor and expense comes great … Read more

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How Long Does it Take to Implement an ERP System?

The words ‘ERP implementation’ can give even the most experienced IT leaders, CEOs and CFOs a headache, as they consider the variables to balance: budget, training, testing, leaving old ways behind and, above all, time. This is a major undertaking and often involves a degree of change management.  Many people in your business will be … Read more

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Stephanie

Wholesale Distribution ERP: Five Essential Applications

In a competitive and unpredictable market, wholesale distributors must ensure their ERP systems can handle complex demands. B2B products and services are expected to meet shrinking delivery timeframes thanks to automated supply chains. It should come as no surprise that changes in distribution and supply chain models are happening industry-wide. Customer expectations are influenced by … Read more

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Demand Forecasting is Changing. Can Your ERP System Keep Up?

Demand forecasting is the process of making future estimations in relation to customer demand over a specific period. Generally, demand forecasting will consider historical data and other analytical information generated through machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to produce accurate predictions. The right ERP system gathers data through these applications and generates precise demand … Read more

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Our ERP System’s Superhero: Business Intelligence

We know the power of ERP systems is multifaceted, providing your business with greater efficiency because your people are seamlessly connected and automation of essential functions. Business Intelligence (BI) propels this a step further when integrated with your ERP, providing real-time data analysis and insights. As your ERP works hard to tie together business processes … Read more

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End of Life TIBCO Scribe Insight  

It’s Time to Explore Alternative Solutions  In June 2021, TIBCO announced that Scribe support is ending November 2022 and Crestwood wants to make sure you’re prepared for the change that’s coming soon.  This retirement will apply to all product components, including:  TIBCO Scribe Insight Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics AX  TIBCO Scribe Insight Adapter for Microsoft … Read more

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Crestwood Associates Named to Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARS for the Tenth Consecutive Year

Schaumburg, IL – June 20th, 2022 Crestwood Associates LLC has been named to Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2022.  The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software. “We want to congratulate this year’s class of Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs,” … Read more

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Your Customers Are Telling You Exactly What They Want. Are You Listening?

Technological advances in ERP and CRM systems have nearly eliminated guesswork and provided unprecedented muscle to operations. But one thing technology can’t do is read customers’ minds. The good news, though, is that if you know where to look, there’s no magic needed. You can use voice of the customer (VoC) analytics within the right … Read more

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3 Product Distribution Processes You Should Be Automating

Since 2020, product distribution companies have faced rolling waves of worker shortages and supply chain disruptions, all amid a global economy that can best be described in one word: unpredictable.  It should come as no surprise, then, that product distribution companies would increasingly look to ERP capabilities such as process automation to bridge gaps and … Read more

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How to Leverage Acumatica’s Auditing in Code

Auditing Feature Summary Let’s start with a refresher on what Auditing is in Acumatica and how to set it up.  Acumatica’s ERP allows a user to track changes made to almost any Acumatica field. Let’s say you want to track whenever a credit line value is changed for a customer and when the Address Line … Read more

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Stop Running Financial Reports. Let Your ERP System Show You Data.

Financial management software provides businesses with a full array of accounting functions to record daily financial operations and generate quarterly and annual financial statements. It also provides tools for reporting, analysis, budgeting and planning. But do you really want reams of reports? No. What you really want is data. The right ERP system pulls everything … Read more

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The New Commerce Experience: Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Licensing Changes

Microsoft recently announced a change in how you can purchase and manage licenses through your Crestwood Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program. This change will impact the way you purchase Microsoft 365 licenses but fear not, Microsoft has launched the New Commerce Experience intending to reduce complexity and provide cost savings for long term commitments, while … Read more

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